The town of Ispica lies about 6 miles inland from the south-east coast of the island in the Val di Noto (Famous Valley). It’s one of many in the region that were rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693. The towns were rebuilt either in the same spot or close to their original location, most notably in the Val di Noto. Magnificent late Baroque towns and cities were reborn with a homogeneity rarely found. Eight of these towns are included in a UNESCO World Heritage Listing Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto. Ispica is not one of them, however this does mean that the town is less well known and therefore has fewer visitors, a real bonus in the busy summer months.